I'm just here for the Butterbeer.
Joined: Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:47 pm
About the difference between college and universities, here in America people use "college" in everyday talk as a blanket term for your education past high school, but if you get specific about it, universities are more formal, usually 4-year schools. College is usually short for community college, ideal for getting your general education requirements out of the way without paying so much, but for most majors you would need to transfer to a university after your second year because community colleges don't usually have the necessary upper division classes.
In the U.K-
College - 16-18 year olds
Uni - 18+
I think americans tend to call uni, college. So it gets confusing.
Oh, I didn't know that about the UK. I learn something new every day
Slowly but surely, I'm talking more with my suitemates, though I feel so different from them that I stumble in trying to find a conversation. I usually end up talking about classes/university stuff, which is the only topic I know that everyone can join in, but one-on-one conversations seem to go better (because then they /have/ to respond to me XD). Still, there's like, one or two suitemates that seem to keep all talking with me to a minimum. I'm pretty sure there's no malicious intent, but one's a roommate, so it's a bit awkward to say hi to them and have them pretty much ignore you. :/
Still, I'm holding out on the idea that I will find more people to talk to. I met my Computer Engineering mentor and she's pretty awesome~ But because of the mentoring meeting I missed the first meeting for the Video Game Development Club, so I hope I can join that in the future. I asked around and there's nothing anime-related so far, so I'm sticking to this for the moment. >3>